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The Retroist Podcast

The Retroist Podcast takes a nostalgic look back at the last 30 years of retro themed pop culture. Get your regular fix of retro with interviews, reviews and fun filled information. If you enjoy retro pop culture and the 1980s you are in for a real treat. The website for the podcast and the blog is at http://www.retroist.com/.

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Retroist 64
Podcast 49
1980s 29
Movies 26
TV 26
nostalgia 17
retro 15
retroist 11
Horror 9
Video Games 9
1990s 8
Eighties 8
movies 7
podcast 7
Arcades 6
Comedy 6
Film 6
1970s 5
Christmas 4
Sci-Fi 4
video games 4
Cartoons 3
Disney 3
Halloween 3
Sitcom 3
1960s 2
Atari 2
Bill Murray 2
Computers 2
Specials 2
Summer 2
Toys 2
arcades 2
comedy 2
disney 2
storytelling 2
1940s 1
1941 1
1950s 1
21 Jump Street 1
Animalympics 1
Animation 1
Arcade 1
Atari 2600 1
Australia 1
Back to School 1
Batman 1
Belushi 1
Bill Cosby 1
Bionic Woman 1
Blues Brothers 1
Bob Denver 1
Brat Pack 1
BurgerTime 1
Carl Sagan 1
Carnival of Souls 1
Chevy Chase 1
Commercials 1
Cosmos 1
Crocodile Dundee 1
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DC 1
Dabney Coleman 1
Dr. Seuss 1
DuckTales 1
Dungeons and Dragons 1
Eight is Enough 1
Emmet Otter 1
Facts of Life 1
Fast Food 1
Fat Albert 1
First Blood 1
Fred Savage 1
Frogger 1
Galaga 1
Gauntlet 1
Geek 1
Godzilla 1
Golden Girls 1
Hardees 1
Hawaii 1
He-Man 1
Heavy Metal 1
Holidays 1
I am Legend 1
Jimmy Stewart 1
John Carpenter 1
John Hughes 1
Johnny Depp 1
Just One of the Guys 1
Karate Kid 1
Leave it to Beaver 1
Lisberger 1
McDonald's Burger King 1
Meatballs 1
Memories 1
Menudo 1
Michael J Fox 1
Michael J. Fox 1
Movie 1
Mr. Do 1
Muppets 1
National Lampoon 1
Night of the Creeps 1
Nostlagia 1
Paul Hogan 1
Puzzles 1
Q*bert 1
RPG 1
Rambo 1
Robin Williams 1
Robocop 1
Rod Serling 1
Rodney Dangerfield 1
Romero 1
Rubik's Cube 1
SNL 1
Saturday Morning 1
Saturday Mornings 1
Sc-Fi 1
Sci-fi 1
Sitcoms 1
Small Wonder 1
Snorks 1
Spys 1
Storytelling 1
Stripes 1
Sylvester Stallone 1
TSR 1
Tales from the Darkside 1
Ted Knight 1
Television 1
The Black Cauldron 1
The Last Man on Earth 1
The Thing 1
Time Travel 1
Twilight Zone 1
UFOs 1
Vietnam 1
Vincent Price 1
Vintage 1
Virginia Madsen 1
Voyagers 1
Weird Paul 1
Werewolves 1
Whiz Kids 1
animation 1
atari 1
batman 1
black hole 1
bruce dern 1
christmas 1
comics 1
driving 1
eighties 1
film 1
gary coleman 1
manimal 1
memories 1
michael j fox 1
ms pac-man 1
planet of the apes 1
retro gaming 1
retro, podcast, nostalgia, retroist, sitcoms, 1980s, Square Pegs, DEVO, New Wave 1
retrogaming 1
road trip 1
robots 1
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The Retroist Podcast
Jul 26, 2015 Retroist
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On today's show, I start off by talking about how after breaking an Atari joystick while playing Berzerk, I grew closer to one friend and further apart from another.  Then I jump into the star of this episode, the Stern arcade classic, Berzerk.  I talk about the people and company who created the game, the gameplay, strategy, ports, sequels and much much more.
( 1 reviews )
Topics: video games, retro, nostalgia, podcast, retroist, stern, arcades, retrogaming
The Retroist Podcast
Feb 17, 2012
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On this week’s show I talk all about the classic film, Revenge of the Nerds. I talk about the cast, the plot, the sequels and much much more.
The Retroist Podcast
Feb 3, 2012
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On this week’s show I talk all about the Commodore VIC-20. I talk about the company that made it, the people involved, the technology inside and much much more.
The Retroist Podcast
Jan 13, 2012
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Alright, we are back. After an all too lengthy break, we finally have a new episode of The Retroist Podcast. This is one all of you have been clamoring for, Murder, She Wrote. You haven’t? Okay, perhaps not a true clamor. But this show is wonderful. I am a huge fan and I am very happy to finally get around to covering it.
The Retroist Podcast
Dec 2, 2011
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Today’s episode is a milestone in Retroist Podcast history, The 100th episode. Hard to believe, but here it is. To celebrate number 100, we are covering a subject near and dear to my heart, the Atari 2600 (VCS). We talk about how it was made, some of the folks involved, its rise and fall, the games and much much more.
The Retroist Podcast
Nov 11, 2011
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On today’s show we talk all about the short lived cult Saturday Morning cartoon classic, Galaxy High. We talk about how it was made, the people behind it, the cast, the characters, its release in print and on home video and more.
The Retroist Podcast
Oct 28, 2011
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On today’s show we talk all about the legendary horror film, John Carpenter’s The Fog. We talk about how it was made, the people behind it, the cast, the remake and much much more. Halloween season is coming to end, so it is a good time to sit down and watch a good horror film, I can suggest no finer film to kick end the season (‘cept Halloween).
This is a couple of days early, just in case you wanted to get a jump on the Halloween season or if you wanted to have something to listen to on Halloween morning. Today show is all about Halloween memories! That’s right it is time for the 3rd Annual Retroist Halloween Special. It was a fun show to put together and many of the folks associated with the site joined in to share their Halloween memories. You will hear Atari Adventure Square, Flack, Hot Pink Heather, Vinvectrex, VicSage, Douglas...
The Retroist Podcast
Oct 14, 2011
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On today’s show we talk all about the too short lived TV revival, The Twilight Zone, sometimes called The New Twilight Zone or just The Twilight Zone. I talk about how it was made, the people behind it, the narration and its release on home video. Halloween is coming, so it is a good time to sit down and watch a good spooky TV series.
The Retroist Podcast
Oct 7, 2011
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They’re here! On today’s show we talk all about the legendary horror film, Poltergeist. We talk about how it was made, the people behind it, the Curse of the movie, the controversy around its direction, its sequels and much much more. Halloween is coming, so it is a good time to sit down and watch a good horror film, I can suggest no finer film to kick off the season. Okay, maybe a I can suggest a few others, but this is a great start. So fire up those TVs!
The Retroist Podcast
Sep 7, 2011
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On today’s show we talk all about the groundbreaking text adventure game, Zork. We talk about how it was made, the people behind it, how to play and much much more.
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The Retroist Podcast
Aug 19, 2011
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On today’s show we talk all about the hit Sci-Fi cartoon series, The Jetsons. We talk about the pre-production, the cast, production of the show, its reception in the US and much much more. This is a very special episode because in this episode I get to talk with Judy Jetson herself, Janet Waldo! We talk about working on the Jetsons, how she landed the role, the process of working on the show, her work on Battle of the Planets, working with Bing Crosby and much much more. It was a real honor...
The Retroist Podcast
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On today’s show we talk all about the 1970 Sci-Fi series, The Man from Atlantis. We talk about the pre-production, the cast, production of the show, its reception in the US and overseas and much much more. This is a very special episode because in this episode I have conduct my first interview for the show and what an interview! I talk to the Man from Atlantis himself, Patrick Duffy. We talk about the show and how we got the role on Man from Atlantis and the rigors of working on the show, we...
The Retroist Podcast
Jul 22, 2011
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On today’s show we talk all about the 1980s Sci-Fi comedy hit movie, Short Circuit. We talk about the pre-production, the writers/directors, the cast and cameos, production and much much more.
The Retroist Podcast
Jul 8, 2011
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On today’s show we talk about the remarkable and talented, John Candy. I talk about his TV and movie work, his personal life and his legacy and his early passing.
The Retroist Podcast
Jun 17, 2011
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On today’s show I talk all about the much maligned computer system, The Coleco Adam. I talk about the company who made the system, the merits of the computer, some of the problems it had, its receptions and more.
The Retroist Podcast
May 27, 2011
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On today’s show I talk all about the video game classic Atari 2600 Video Game, Adventure. I talk about the game’s creations, gameplay and its many variations and ports. Just a reminder to drop by our forums to discuss Adventure. Music throughout the show was provided by Peachy.
The Retroist Podcast
May 6, 2011
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On today’s show we talk all about the classic game, movie, tv show and videogame, Clue. I talk about the game’s creations, gameplay and its many variations and jumps to different entertainment mediums.
The Retroist Podcast
Apr 22, 2011
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On today’s show we talk all about the video game classic, Dig Dug. I talk about the game’s creations, gameplay and its many variations and ports.
The Retroist Podcast
Apr 8, 2011
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On today’s show we talk all about the 1980 comedy hit movie, Airplane!. We talk about the pre-production, the writers/directors, the cast and cameos, production and much much more.
The Retroist Podcast
Mar 25, 2011
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On today’s show we talk all about the classic 1980s/1990s talking toy, Teddy Ruxpin. We talk about the creation of this amazing toy and the talented people behind it. We also talk about the TV shows based on Teddy and his different versions.
The Retroist Podcast
Mar 11, 2011
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On today’s show we talk all about the comedy television series, Three’s Company. We talk about the characters and actors on the show, the talent behind the show, the cast changes and its availability today. What are the best episodes of Three’s Company? You will find out because, we also have a brand new top 5 list from metagirl.
The Retroist Podcast
Feb 25, 2011
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On today’s show we talk all about the video game classic, Dragon’s Lair. I talk about the game’s creations and creator, gameplay and its many variations and ports.
The Retroist Podcast
Feb 11, 2011
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On today’s show we talk all about the video game classic, Battlezone. I talk about the games creations and creator, gameplay and its many variations and ports.
The Retroist Podcast
Jan 28, 2011
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On today’s show we talk all about the super popular board game, The Game of Life. We talk about the games creator, Milton Bradly, the games rules, changes over the years and reference in pop culture.
The Retroist Podcast
Jan 21, 2011
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On today’s show we talk all about the 1980s mega hit movie, Back to the Future. We talk about the pre-production, the stars, casting issues, production and much much more.
The Retroist Podcast
Jan 7, 2011
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Finally the episode you have all be clamoring for, the lates 1970s 2 season powerhouse, Project UFO. On today’s show we talk all about this Jack Webb produced Sci-Fi classic. We talk about the show’s stars, its premise, production and much much more.
The Retroist Podcast
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On today’s show we talk all about the 80s comedy classic, Planes, Trains and Automobiles. This is a classic been of Holiday cinema that is definitely worth revisiting this Thanksgiving. In this show we talk about the movies plot, production, the cast and the people behind the camera. Peachy adds his voice to the show this week and brings a perspective from across the Atlantic.
The Retroist Podcast
Dec 19, 2010
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On today’s show we talk all about the video game classic, Centipede. I talk about the games creations and creator, gameplay and strategy and its many variations and ports.
The Retroist Podcast
Dec 10, 2010
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On today’s show we talk all about the pioneering 1980s classic, Tron. Yes, just in time for you to catch up on the film before Tron Legacy (funny how that happened). We talk about the movie’s plot, production, the cast and people behind the camera and Tron stuff in print and in video game format.
On today’s show we talk all about the television series, The Incredible Hulk. We talk about the characters on the show, the talent behind the show, its amazing music and the show’s legacy and potential reboot. We also have a brand new top 5 list from metagirl and a lot of great audio from Peachy.
The Retroist Podcast
Nov 6, 2010
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On today’s show we talk all about the 90s comedy classic, Dutch. Okay, I know it is not a classic to everyone, but I think it is a film worth revisiting this holiday season and I hope I can perhaps inspire you to give it another shot. In this show we talk about the movies plot, production, the cast and the people behind the camera.
This is a couple of days early, just in case you wanted to get a jump on the Halloween season or if you wanted to have something to listen to on Halloween morning. Today show is all about Halloween memories! That’s right it is time for the 2nd Annual Retroist Halloween Special. It was a fun show to put together and many of the folks associated with the site joined in to share their Halloween memories. You will hear Christopher Tupa, OffisaPups, VicSage, Douglas McCoy, metagirl and of course,...
The Retroist Podcast
Oct 15, 2010
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On today’s show we talk all about the 80s horror classic, The Monster Squad. We talk about the movies plot, production, the cast and the planned re-make.
The Retroist Podcast
Oct 1, 2010
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On today’s show we talk all about the creepy old time radio classic, Suspense. We talk about the show’s creation and the talent behind its birth and continuing success. A great show to kick off the Halloween season!
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On today’s show we talk all about great and venerable TV show, Adventures of Superman. We talk about the characters on the show, the talent behind the show, its ignoring of Superman mythology, its rosters of characters and its attempted spin offs.
The Retroist Podcast
Sep 12, 2010
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On today’s show we talk all about the video game classic from behind the “Iron Curtain”, Tetris. I talk about the games creations and creator — the music and the many variations and ports. Oh and the lawsuit, the wonderful lawsuits.
The Retroist Podcast
Aug 27, 2010
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On today’s show we talk all about the Atari classic, Missile Command. A game that everyone knows, but somehow still comes across as underrated. I talk about the games creations and creator, we talk records and strat and we have some fun audio surprises in this episode, that I hope you enjoy.
The Retroist Podcast
Aug 20, 2010
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On today’s show we talk all about the groundbreaking police series, Adam-12. In my opinion it is one of the best shows of the 1970s. We talk about the characters on the show, the talent behind the show, its amazing music and the show’s legacy. I am a big fan of this little show and I hope I can convince you to check it out or re-check it out at least.
The Retroist Podcast
Aug 8, 2010
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On today’s show we talk all about the anthology TV show, Amazing Stories. A show that went way before it’s time. We talk about the idea behind the show, the talent behind the show, its amazing soundtrack and the show’s legacy. I am a big fan of this little show and I hope I can convince you to check it out or re-check it out at least. So grab yourself a cold drink and a bag of your favorite chips and enjoy.
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On today show we talk about that magically delicious commercial world of McDonaldland. We concentrate on the main characters of the land and discuss their first appearance and the talent behind them. We also talk about the rise and fall of this magical kingdom and speculate just a bit on the reason why. Warning: If you enjoy McDonald’s food, this show might make you hungry.
The Retroist Podcast
Jul 9, 2010
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On today’s show we talk all about the 80s horror classic, The Lost Boys. We talk about the movies plot, production, the printed material, the cast and the sequels. We also talk a little bit about modern “vampires” and “vampires” of the past.
The Retroist Podcast
Jun 26, 2010
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On today’s show we talk all about the video game classic, Pole Position. We talk about the games creation and success, the ports, the sequels and of course the Saturday Morning Cartoon.
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Due to technical difficulties last week, this week we have a rare Monday Retroist Podcast and on today’s show we talk all about the horror classic, Kolchak: The Night Stalker. We talk about the characters, the cast, the show’s writers and its influence on other shows. We also talk about the various books that it has spawned
The Retroist Podcast
Jun 4, 2010
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On today’s show we talk all about the 80s cartoon, Star Wars: Droids. While on my way to my vacation my special guest and I talk about the plot, the characters the cast, and its place in the Star Wars Universe. We also talk about the various books and the video game.
The Retroist Podcast
May 28, 2010
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On today’s show we talk all about the cult film, The Dark Crystal. We talk about the plot, the characters the cast, and deep mythology. We also talk about the various books and the video game as well as the potential influence of a very famous film.
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On today’s show we talk all about the cult classic tv show, The Greatest American Hero. We talk about the plot, the characters the cast, and its successes and failures. We also talk about its success away from the main show, its attempt at a spin-off, the limited merchandise and the theme song. We have a great interview with the Greatest American Hero himself, William Katt and metagirl is back with another top 5 list.
The Retroist Podcast
May 7, 2010
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On today’s show we talk all about the cult classic tv show, The Outer Limits. We talk about the creation of the show and its constant comparisons to the Twilight zone. We also talk about its music, actors, writers and the show’s reboot in the 1990s. Good news list fans, metagirl is back with a top 5 list.
The Retroist Podcast
Apr 30, 2010
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On today’s show we talk about the Sega mascot, Sonic the Hedgehog. We talk about his predecessors, his creation, and of course the games in which he has appeared.
The Retroist Podcast
Apr 23, 2010
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On today’s show we talk all about the cult classic tv show, ALF. We talk about the plot, the characters the cast, and its successes. We also talk about its success away from the main show, its various spin-offs and merchandise.
The Retroist Podcast
Apr 16, 2010
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On today’s show we talk all about the smash Disney cartoon, Adventures of the Gummi Bears. We talk about the story, the cast, and its successes. We also talk about the characters, the plot and its brief addition to Disneyland.
The Retroist Podcast
Apr 9, 2010
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On today’s show we talk all about the smash comedy Ghost Busters. We talk about the story, the casting, and the films success and release. Then we movie on and talk about all the stuff it inspired off-screen: Video Games, Books, Comic Books, Cartoons, Cereal, etc.
The Retroist Podcast
Apr 2, 2010
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In this weeks show we talk all about the almost forgotten Atari Cosmos. We talk about the people behind the system and we we explore the technology and concepts behind what could have been the 1st generation holographic gaming system.
The Retroist Podcast
Mar 19, 2010
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Number 50?? Who would have thunk it, but here we are. This week we talk all about the hit movie The Neverending Story. We talk about the making of the movie, its cast, plot, characters and its legacy.
The Retroist Podcast
Mar 12, 2010
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This week we talk all about the hit show Happy Days. We talk about the making of the show, its cast, plot, characters and its legacy.
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This week we talk all about the sword and sorcery cartoon Thundarr the Barbarian. We talk about the making of the show, its cast, plot, characters and its legacy.
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This week we talk all about the alien who stole our hearts, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. We talk about the making, the casting and the its receptions. The we jump out of the film and talk about E.T. products and sponsorship. AND of course we touch on the E.T. video game for the Atari 2600.
The Retroist Podcast
Feb 19, 2010
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This week we talk all about everyone’s favorite spokeshead Max Headroom. We talk about his UK origins, his jump to America and his work outside of his two TV shows.
The Retroist Podcast
Feb 12, 2010
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This week we talk about the soft drink debacle of the mid-1980s, New Coke. We talk about the reasoning behind the switch, the chief architect behind the switch, its failure, the conspiracy theories it has spawned and a whole lot more.
The Retroist Podcast
Feb 5, 2010
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This week we talk about the video game classic, Asteroids. We talk about the games development, its specs, its success and it various ports. We have a lot of great audio this week including the “Asteroid’s Radio Drama” (OK, it is from a record, but it works well as a radio drama).
The Retroist Podcast
Jan 29, 2010
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This week we talk about the 1980s Jim Henson classic, Fraggle Rock. We talk about the show’s concepts, its characters, the larger mythology and its trajectory from TV to DVD to the Big Screen.
The Retroist Podcast
Jan 22, 2010
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This week we talk about the 1980s all-in-one console, The Vectrex. We talk about its development, the hardware, the games and of course what the Vectrex is up to now (more then you expect). Jonathan from Rotting Flesh Radio is back this week with a Retro Rewind.
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This week we talk about what should have been a smash TV show, “Tales of the Gold Monkey”. We talk about the development, the plot, the cast and its influence on other shows. Jonathan from Rotting Flesh Radio is back this week and metagirl lays out another great top 5 list for all you list fans.
The Retroist Podcast
Jan 8, 2010
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This week we talk about the book and the film Jaws. It is one of my favorite films and we cover a lot of great stuff. We talk about the production of the film, its cast, the differences between the book and the movie and much more.
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Christmas is almost here, so you know what that means? Time to buy stuff! That’s why this week’s show is all about the Christmas commercials that we love. The show has a bit of a different format this week, being dedicated solely to commercials, so I hope you enjoy it.
The Retroist Podcast
Dec 18, 2009
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You’ll shoot your eye out kid! On today’s show I talk about the holiday classic, “A Christmas Story”. We talk about the men behind the film, the story, the cast and the films ongoing legacy. We also have some great sound and music to get you in the Holiday mood.
Christmas comes a little earlier to the Retroist and we love it. On today’s show we talk about the Rankin/Bass classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. We talk about the history of the show, the talent behind it and its place in pop culture and television history. We also have some great sound and music to get you in the Holiday mood.
The Retroist Podcast
Dec 4, 2009
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We do listen to your feedback, so we are happy to finally present the Retroist Intellivision Podcast! On this week’s show we talk about the often overshadowed video game console, The Intellivision. We talk about the history of the game, the hardware, the addons and the software. We also touch upon the people behind the scenes and play some great audio.
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This week’s podcast is a little early and is all about the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade I talk about the history of the parades, its broadcast and of course the various balloons that we see every year. We have a nice treat this week. We have audio from the Retroist Broadcasting Company on their disastrous attempt at broadcasting at the parade.
The Retroist Podcast
Nov 20, 2009
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We talk about the creation of the game. How it moved from supplement to game. How it grew and the various iterations over the years. We bring up the TV shows and video games and so much more. Jonathan has a great interview with Ed Douglas of Midnight Syndicate, the musicians behind the official roleplaying Dungeons & Dragons Soundtrack and Kill Screen tackles the two movies that have been made under the D&D banner.
The Retroist Podcast
Nov 13, 2009
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This week’s podcast is all about the David Crane masterpiece, Pitfall! This Activision game was one of the best games for the Atari 2600 and I just loved it. On the show we talk about its creator, history, ports, sequels and other places that Pitfall! has popped up outside of Video Games.
The Retroist Podcast
Nov 6, 2009
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Today’s show about that quintessential 1980s detective show, Magnum P.I. We talk about the shows creation, the actors and characters, and the future of the Magnum character. This being metagirl’s favorite TV show, she contributed not one, but two top 5 lists for this week’s show.
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I feel so clever, the Halloween show is episode number 31. How cool is that? Oh well. Today’s show is a little different. Instead of the normal retro pop culture subject discussion, I have asked various contributors to share with me Halloween memories and stories.
The Retroist Podcast
Oct 23, 2009
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Today’s show is all about the John Carpenter classic, “Halloween”. We talk about the conception, creation and reception of this horror classic. We discuss the actors involved, its abbreviated shooting schedule, the great music it has and of course its legacy of sequels and remakes.
On this week’s show we talk about the Halloween TV classic, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” We talk about the creator of the Peanuts, Charles Schultz. We explore the origin of animated peanuts and trace the trajectory of the special, including it references in popular culture.